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Actuators added to electrical positioning system

20 October 2015

Festo has added three new actuators to its Optimised Motion Series (OMS) of electrical positioning systems to allow machine builders and system integrators to improve motion control for solutions such as light assembly applications, baggage inspection systems and handling of liquids and specimen in the laboratory. 

The first new product is the guided EPCO electric cylinder – EPCO-G – which provides simple positioning with strokes of up to 400mm. With an integrated guide unit, EPCO-G can withstand high axial and radial loads which means it can be utilised in a wider selection of handling systems.

The cylinder is available in three sizes (16, 25 and 40), it can achieve speeds up to 500 mm/sec and it provides high stiffness in a low weight system, giving high performance over a long service life. Furthermore, it benefits from life-time lubrication which means it is maintenance-free. It has also been designed for easy mounting and installation to help save time and costs associated with set up and maintenance.  The guide unit can also be ordered as a single unit for easy retrofitting to existing EPCO cylinders.

The second new addition to the OMS product family is the ERMO – a low-cost electric rotary drive. It is said to be suitable for use in compact process stations and pick and place applications due to its angle flexibility and rotation capabilities.

With a maximum angular velocity of 600°/sec, torque of 5 Nm and repetition accuracy of between ± 0.05° and ± 0.1°, the ERMO electric rotary drive can be used for a range of rotating, placing, turning and pivot drive handling systems. 

All products in the OMS product family can be mounted together to create a complete 2, 3 or 4 axis handling system which can be customised to suit specific requirements.


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